Rachel’s Network announced that it has awarded environmental health advocate Heather Toney with its inaugural Catalyst Award. Heather is the national field director for Moms Clean Air Force, an organization of over one million moms and dads committed to fighting air pollution and climate change. Among her accomplishments, Heather developed a program to engage the African American faith-based community on environmental health, and one to connect mothers with mayors on climate solutions.
Rachel’s Network has partnered with republicEn, the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), and DEPLOY/US to help fund a unique collaboration in support of republicEN’s 2018 and 2019 EnCourage Tour. Since 2017, the tour has partnered with local conservative and climate organizations and political leaders around the country, to conduct climate-solutions town halls, panel discussions, and educational tours.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Executive Director Kathleen Rest, a leading expert on public and environmental health, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
Women join Rachel’s Network for all kinds of reasons: for ideas, for support, for access to leading environmental thinkers. Member Elena Marszalek joined the Network in 2015 seeking peers and mentors to help her along her journey as Director of Del Mar Global Trust. We asked Elena about her experience with the Network.
Our Children’s Trust Founder and Executive Director Julia Olson, lead counsel on the groundbreaking federal climate lawsuit brought by 21 young people, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as an Advisor. The organization’s highest profile lawsuit, Juliana v. U.S., asserts that the government has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources by contributing to climate change.